Transgender Persons Face Aadhaar-PAN Woes

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Transgender Persons Face Aadhaar-PAN Woes


NEW DELHI, April 3 -- Despite successfully submitting income tax returns (ITR), transgender persons continue to face problems with their Aadhaar number and (permanent account number) PAN card still remaining unlinked on the e-filing portal of the income tax department.

On March 31, Reshma Prasad, a transgender woman based in Patna, received two e-mails from the department. One stated that her ITR had been successfully submitted. The other said her Aadhaar-PAN linking request had failed because her "Name, Date of Birth, or Gender in PAN database does not match with Aadhaar database".

In the past, the e-filing portal would not allow her to proceed with submission of ITR after entering her Aadhaar number. However, on Friday, it allowed her to proceed after entering the 12-digit number.

"The mails were addressed to Ramesh Prasad. I would like to file my income tax as Reshma, and for that my PAN card needs to show me as a third gender person," said Prasad.

"The bigger issue remains that as transgender persons, our employment opportunities and our incomes are limited, so filing tax is a burden."

The income tax e-filing website had been modified in March to accept returns from those with transgender Aadhaar cards, after a number of transgender persons around the country wrote to the principal commissioner of income tax of their respective states and Union Territories. …

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